In October 2022, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas will conduct its 100th Annual State Conference. Texas County Judges and Commissioners, known for their servant leadership, have joined together for a century to not only educate themselves as required by law, but to also learn and grow from one another’s experiences.
As the Official Publication of the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas, County Progress has been privileged to record the history of hundreds of regional and state meetings along with county news from across the Lone Star State.
For the next year, we will celebrate a Century of Service with glimpses into each decade. This month, we take a glance back at the 1960s!
ARTICLE XII — CONTINUING EDUCATION
Section 1. Provision. In accordance with Section 74.025 of the Government Code and Section 81.0025 of the Local Government Code, the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas shall provide ongoing programs for the continuing education of the county judges and county commissioners of the State of Texas.” – Excerpt, CJCAT Constitution
Article Excerpt from January 1968 Issue of County Progress
Program of Legislation is Discussed
Report From the President
Gregg County Commissioner Bill Owens
“The time has passed when counties and county officials can sit back and hide their heads in the sand. We can no longer assume that because we might know what is good or bad for county government, the rest of Texas will agree with our supposedly “good and righteous” cause. As you know, your association was active during the last session of the Legislature, attempting to convey the thoughts and ideas of the majority of this association to the members of the House and Senate.”